Florida to file lawsuit over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new employer rules

Tallahassee, Florida – When it comes to COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida will file a lawsuit against the federal government over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new employer rules.
According to the new requirements, issued Thursday, companies with 100 or more employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly.
The requirements will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large businesses.
According to DeSantis, Florida will be joining with Georgia and Alabama, along with private plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
“I don’t think people want this decision yanked away from them. I don’t think they want to allow a precedent where the federal government can come in and just force you to do what it wants you to do,” DeSantis said.
According to the governor, the state will be asking for a stay of the requirements while the case moves forward. He also said he does expect the case to ultimately be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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